May 4, 2012 9:13pm
Re: Just imagine all the great talent captured on kinescopes of old variety shows...
I've had a dream the last few months of making 16mm short films. I came up with ideas for three films I could do on my budget, but I don't have a 16mm camera (and equipment), and wouldn't know how to operate it.
I will, however, appear in episode 14 of "Compilation of Classic TV Footage", dressed up like anime character Gaara of the Sand, to mention something to the viewers. I don't plan to make the next episode until a few more weeks, but shot the intro in advance since I got a haircut that day.
The difference is that, what you do gives you the possibility of having a page on IMDb, which I don't have.
Hence why I would want to make the 16mm films.
I have an irrational fear of being completely forgotten in 100 years time. My parents won't be 100% forgotten since they once were mentioned in a newscast (and possibly some state-wide newspapers) after a truck crashed into their house. I have a cousin who appeared as a regular extra on a popular Australian soap opera. I have a another relative who made the local news for fighting for the right to bury her stillborn baby (or something like that). My older sisters once appeared in a gardening magazine that took some photos at a plant nursery while our parents were shopping.
So, it seems likely I'll get my 15 minutes (or at least 15 seconds) sooner or later.
Andy Warhol is always right, of course!
So...how about everyone else on this board? Have you had your 15 minutes (or seconds) yet?
Yeah, I'm bored, and I'm rambling about myself again. Sorry about that. Just trying to prove I exist as usual.